Student at DLA Piper

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Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Carlingford
Review Date
Roles
Further Study
DLA Piper is a Top Employer

5/5

Skills
5
Business Insight
5
Culture
5
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

Student at Dublin City University

Overview

1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.

The Programme involved an insight into the work and life at DLA Piper. There was a host of speakers from many different stakeholders within the law firm, and they provided an insight into their area of work and what it was like to work at DLA Piper. The Programme was also very engaging and was a very personal experience.

Skills

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

Yes, I have learned and developed new skills. The skills I learned were in relation to drafting documents and giving advice to clients. I had never had the opportunity previously to apply the law in a practical setting and the course helped me to achieve this. I also developed my communication and interpersonal skills during the programme, through engaging with a new network of people.

How would you rate the training provided during your experience?

5 /5

How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?

5 /5

How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?

5 /5

Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development

5 /5

Business Insight

3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?

By broadening my understanding of the business and potential roles available, it made me more assertive in that I knew that a role in a commercial and international law firm was in line with my values. Previously, I was hesitant as to whether I would be suited to a role in law, however, this programme helped me to reaffirm that a future career in law was for me.

Please rate how insightful you found the insight

5 /5

How would you rate the structure of the insight

5 /5

How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight

5 /5

Culture

4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?

What I liked most about DLA Piper was their company culture and the sense of collegiality between all staff members. There was a very positive and friendly atmosphere, and everyone was very approachable and down to earth, and you felt like no question was a silly question.

How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?

5 /5

How would you rate the networking opportunities?

5 /5

Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?

5 /5

Your Impressions

5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I thoroughly enjoyed the insight programme. Other insight programmes I had attended felt somewhat like work. However, the atmosphere was so positive and the experience was so fun that I enjoyed attending the programme so much.

Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight

5 /5

Please rate how your experience met your expectations

5 /5

Please rate the future employment prospects at DLA Piper

5 /5

7. Would you recommend DLA Piper to a friend?

Yes

8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to DLA Piper

I would recommend to a friend to have a CV that stands out from the crowd and that in the cover letter try and really reflect on the true reasons of why they want to apply to DLA Piper, not just the reasons they think the recruiter wants to hear. I would also say to make sure to be prepared and arrive on time to all events and to make the most of the experience.